House Bill Would Strengthen Food Import Laws

Law360, New York (September 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Three Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced legislation that would create a user fee for imported food and drug shipments to fund inspections of the items by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The Food and Drug Import Safety Act of 2007, H.R. 3610, was introduced Thursday by Reps. John D. Dingell (D-Mich.), Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.) and Bart Stupak (D-Mich.). Dingell is chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. Pallone and Stupak are members of the committee.

The legislation...
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